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August 22, 2017


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Testing for Gore-Tex® Footwear

MECHANICAL BOOT FLEX TEST - These mechanical feet flex prototype styles in water up to 200,000 times, which simulates around 250 miles of use. If the footwear leaks, the design must be modified and resubmitted for further testing.

THE COMFORT TEST - Even though our GORE-TEX® membrane is breathable, every material and component in the shoe must contribute to its climate performance for the footwear to be truly comfortable. So we test every prototype to ensure it meets minimum standards for breathability and climate comfort. We insert an artificial sweating foot into the shoe to measure the rate of moisture loss under controlled conditions.

LEAK TEST MACHINE - Before being inserted into a shoe or boot, GORE-TEX® booties are factory-tested to ensure your feet will stay dry, even if the leather or fabric upper is completely soaked.

CENTRIFUGAL TESTER - Boots filled with water are spun at high speeds. The resulting pressure forces water through any hole that will lead to leaks. These tests are performed at every Gore certified factory.

Learn to care for your Gore-Tex® Footwear.

Gore-Tex® Glove Styles Are Tested and Approved in State-of-the-Art Labs

Leak TestLeak TestWhole Glove Leak Test - A GORE-TEX® glove is sealed and submerged in a tank of water. We then pump 2 psi of pressurized air into it to reveal any leaks in its construction.

Whole Glove Breathability Test - Hot steam is pushed through a GORE-TEX® glove. By weighing the glove before and after the test, we can compare how much water it has retained and therefore how breathable it is. Always check the care information with each product for additional instructions.

Learn to care for your Gore-Tex® Gloves.

 


© 2015 W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. GORE-TEX®, GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY®, GORE®, WINDSTOPPER®, and designs are trademarks of W.L. Gore & Associates

 


DRAPER BODY THERAPY® SLEEP LINERS
This Body Therapy® Sleep Liner offers therapeutic benefits while you sleep. The Sleep Liner allows you to use your already comfortable mattress, while helping to relieve soreness/tension throughout the body. The Draper Body Therapy Sleep Liner contains 85 % Celliant® (Polyester)/15% Recycled PET (Polyester). Celliant® is the world's most technologically advanced fiber, containing a proprietary blend of minerals extruded into a polyester fiber.
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ICEBREAKER IKA VEST
Designed to offer durable weather resistance and added core warmth whether you're out on the river or hiking in the mountains, the Ika Vest combines CORDURA® softshell fabric with a brushed merino-blend lining. Used as an outer layer on milder days, the Ika protects against wind and light precip while breathing efficiently and stretching to move with you. Thanks to its brushed interior, the vest also functions as an insulating midlayer on colder days. Two hand pockets and a chest pocket secure your small essential items.
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